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Audi launches R8 5.2 FSI in India

Audi launches R8 5.2 FSI in India

Audi launches R8 5.2 FSI in India

[20 January 2011]

German luxury car manufacturer Audi announced the launch of the much awaited all new Audi R8 5.2 FSI for India, strengthening its position in the super sports car segment.

While Audi might be well known among the general motoring population in India for its luxury cars and mighty SUV’s, the company’s flagship is nothing short of a supercar – the R8. Introduced back in 2006 with a V8 engine, the R8 quickly became the supercar of choice for those with a more practical disposition – a territory hitherto reserved for the famous arse-engined sports cars from Audi’s compatriot competitor. But what really got everyone talking was the upgrade from the original 4.2-litre V8 motor to a brand new 5.2-litre FSI V10 engine from the Lamborghini Gallardo. And while the older version of the R8 was available for quite some time now in India, the latest, more powerful and faster version of this mid-engined monster of a sportscar has made its way to our shores.

Propelled by the powerful V10 engine which makes a staggering 525PS of power and 530Nm of torque, the new Audi R8 V10 goes from zero to 100 km/h in a scant 3.9 seconds, and boasts a heady top speed of 316 km/h! This combined with the lightweight aluminium body built around the Audi Space Frame chassis and the company’s proprietary Quattro permanent four-wheel drive system also makes for a sharp handling package which matches, if not bests, some of the top supercars in the world. The R8 5.2 FSI will be available with a six-speed manual transmission or Audi’s R-tronic electro-hydraulic manual gearbox which manages ultra fast gear changes.

Speaking on the occasion, Michael Perschke, Head of Audi India said, “The Audi R8 V10 exemplifies our belief in developing and delivering world class automobiles to sports car enthusiasts in India. Embodying our philosophy of “Vorsprung durch Technik,” every Audi R8 5.2 FSI is hand-built and demonstrates paramount engineering excellence that is skillfully blended with distinct design cues which will enable us to establish new benchmarks in the performance sports car segment”.

Completely hand-built with an extensive list of standard equipment, the Audi R8 5.2 FSI is customizable right down to the finest detail, giving performance car enthusiasts an absolutely premium experience. The Audi R8 5.2 FSI will be priced at Rs. 1,32,49,000 (ex-showroom Maharashtra).